The BREATHE Act has just been unveiled by the Electoral Justice Project for the Movement for Black Lives, outlining a bill with comprehensive plans to defund, divest, and demilitarize brutal policing practices, decarcerate our prison industrial complex, hold officials accountable, and reinvest in black communities.
The BREATHE Act has four major sections for enacting policy reform:
1) Divesting Federal Resources from Incarceration and Policing & Ending Criminal-Legal System Harms
2) Investing in New Approaches to Community Safety Utilizing Funding Incentives
3) Allocating New Money to Build Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Communities for All People
4) Holding Officials Accountable & Enhancing Self-Determination of Black Communities
For a more detailed account of the bill, the Movement for Black Lives has put together a downloadable PDF here.
Seeking racial justice, overcoming police brutality, defunding the police, reforming the criminal justice system, standing up for marginalized rights, human rights, standing against economic injustice, and reinvigorating communities are among the priorities.